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Swarthmore Alumni Resources

As members of the Swarthmore community, we are happy to provide free access for alumni to a number of resources.

Banner: The facts don't lie. Get authoritative data and reference on U.S. Politics.

Through the CQ Press Library, you'll gain access to the following:

  • CQ Almanac
  • CQ Researcher Plus Archive
  • CQ Magazine
  • Political Handbook of the World
  • Politics in America
  • Supreme Court Yearbook

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CQ Magazine reports on the world's most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week. With more than 100 reporters, editors, and researchers, the CQ news team covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. CQ Magazine is written in plain-English prose that makes it easy for people "outside the beltway" to understand complex legislation, and its ramifications, just as well as any Washington insider. Building on the reporting and analysis done throughout the year by CQ's award-winning news staff, CQ Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics. Its clear and concise language makes the Almanac an essential resource for scholars, journalists, interested citizens, and students of the U.S. legislative system.

Political Handbook of the World cover imagePolitics in America book cover

Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. As a convenient, one-volume print source for global political information, each edition features country profiles that include key facts, government and political history, current issues, political parties and organizations, legislatures and cabinets, and communications. The Politics in America Series offers comprehensive, nonpartisan commentary and data about members of Congress. Detailed member profiles provide concise insight and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations at home and on the Hill. Member profiles include: detailed descriptions of each member's congressional district as drawn for that term of Congress, including updated maps and voting trends, biographical data, contact information, and more.

Supreme Court Yearbook book cover

The Supreme Court Yearbook has provided valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Over twenty years of coverage are now accessible in a powerful, fully searchable online edition that lets users explore expert and timely Supreme Court coverage swiftly and comprehensively.